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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 28' South, Longitude: 26° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.61 meters/second, 1647.4 km/hour, 1023.6 miles/hour or 889.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.06 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.06 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1023.57 miwest0° 00' 54.7"1.04 misouth1023.55 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.0"3.28 miwest0° 21' 47.9"24.97 misouth25.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 09:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 29' South, Longitude: 52° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.30 meters/second, 1520.3 km/hour, 944.7 miles/hour or 820.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.74 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 23' 36.9"944.36 miwest0° 06' 29.0"7.43 misouth944.09 mi
24 hours14° 41' 29.2"963.89 mieast1° 56' 51.5"133.97 misouth967.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LubumbashiWed 11:58 AM253 km157 miles136 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KitweWed 11:58 AM399 km248 miles215 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NdolaWed 11:58 AM435 km270 miles235 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KasamaWed 11:58 AM486 km302 miles263 nmEast E
Mbuji-MayiWed 11:58 AM515 km320 miles278 nmNorthwest NW
KabweWed 11:58 AM578 km359 miles312 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LusakaWed 11:58 AM676 km420 miles365 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LucapaWed 10:58 AM679 km422 miles367 nmWest W
BujumburaWed 11:58 AM730 km454 miles394 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MbeyaWed 12:58 PM731 km454 miles395 nmEast E
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